CBC's 24th Anniversary Party this Saturday!

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    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Hi everyone,

    Just wanted to shout out that we are hosting our 24th Anniversary party this Saturday, May 4, from noon to 1am. We'll have 24 CBC beers on tap covering a broad range of our beer repertoire, from session beers to (very) strong ales, Belgians, experimental brews, barrel-aged and vintage beers, and sours. We will also be releasing TWO beers in celebration of the anniversary, and here's where you come in.

    The first is a "golden lambic" style beer, aged one year in the barrels which normally hold our fruited sour beers like Kriek du Cambridge and Rose du Cambridge. This is a little 4.5% blonde beer with a really nice balance of subtle funk, fruitiness, and acidity. Un-fruited, but it fermented from the flora already resident in the wood. It is dry and super drinkable but there are only 200 gallons produced, so I hope you all get the chance to taste it before the brewing team here drinks it all!

    The second is the result of an 8-year long experiment we've been carrying out with the madeirization of beer, and a working title of simply "24." Everything you're taught about brewing says oxygen bad and so are heat and sunlight, so we figure "what the heck, let's abuse some beer!" This involved three beers (Arquebus, Blunderbuss, and Biere de Miel), all first barrel-aged. Other beers were initially employed as well but did not make the cut. Some of each batch of these three beers, eight years ago, was racked from the barrels and into carboys and demijohns. Then each summer these vessels were carried up out of the barrel cellar to the CBC patio and alley beside the brewery, where they were allowed to become lightstruck and would heat up during the day and cool during the night whebn carried back downstairs. This also drew in fresh air as the expansion and contraction caused these carboys to "breathe." Individual carboys tasted like excellent sherry or madeira or banyuls wine. Out of less than 50 carboys we chose just about two dozen to blend together, back into two oak barrels to marry before being sent into our new barrel-cellar-beer-only tank. With just a hint of carbonation, this is an interesting one and we hope you'll like it. Less than 100 gallons total on this.

    Now I'd like to ask those of you who are feeling creative to offer some suggestions for naming these two new anniversary beers. "24" worked for me until several people asked if we named a beer after a Kieffer Sutherland TV show, and that just won't do. And as we are not a lambic brewery in Belgium I wish to respectfully refrain from calling our other creation a lambic beer.

    If we like your suggestion and choose it as the name for either of these beers, we'll do something nice for ya.

    A couple links to event info:



    Thanks for your continued support of CBC for 24 fantastic years. Hope to see you on Saturday!

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  2. Stormfield

    Stormfield Initiate (171) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Will be there for sure!
  3. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Devotee (495) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    How about a Cambic... Cambridge lambic-style beer?
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  4. emannths

    emannths Initiate (187) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Learned a new word today. I thought it could have been a urinal.
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  5. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Aspirant (203) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Considering the year/time frame etc someone should be able to think of a way to work in Boston Strong, not sure if you want to go that route but its an idea
  6. halfshell

    halfshell Aspirant (280) Nov 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    "24" - was going to go for Recess to reference the trips out to the schoolyard to get some air, but not sure if that is obvious enough, so then thought Resident might work to reference the thinning of the ranks over 8 years, but maybe Middle School might work better to roughly cover the years and still get on the recess bandwagon.

    Squatter or House-Sitter for the "Golden Lambic".
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    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts


    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Heard a rumor that Boston Beer Company/Samuel Adams has trademarked that one.
  9. Woody1180

    Woody1180 Aspirant (203) Sep 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Sounds about right...
  10. emannths

    emannths Initiate (187) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Applied for TM, said they'd let any brewer use it for free if they donate the profits to charity:

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  11. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,449) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    damn, sucks i'm going to miss 24. sounds crazy (the lambic sounds amazing too).

    YEMS, ozymandias, cerise cassee... so good. enjoy the event if you can make it.
  12. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Zealot (502) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I was planning on going anyway but this write put me over the top
  13. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    While I've enjoyed the Phish and Dead nods over the years, I would love to see some Pink Floyd worked in.

    For the lightstruck anniversary beer - Let There Be More Light or Fat Old Sun
    Golden sour - San Tropez ("Digging for gold in the hoe in my hand") or the more literal The Gold It's In The...

    Whatever they're called, I'm really pumped for that draft list and the pig roast. Supposed to be a gorgeous day, too. Should be awesome!
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  14. halfshell

    halfshell Aspirant (280) Nov 30, 2008 Massachusetts

    Hey, brewers, leave those kegs alone (barrels would've been more apropos, but didn't sound quite as good).
    Another keg in the patio, obviously.
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  15. AdamP

    AdamP Devotee (460) Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    How about a Mel Brooks inspired name: Young Funkenstein. I think it's especially relevant since you brought the beer from death (lightstruck and oxidized) back to life (for the 24th anniversary beer).

    A bit more of a mouthful, but I'd say 'Funkelstiltskin' has a nice ring to it too.

    Can't wait for Saturday!
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  16. AdamP

    AdamP Devotee (460) Mar 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    And if I can throw one more ticket in the hat, let me propose 'Oakstradamus' for the lambic style beer.

    Yes, I'm a sucker for puns.
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  17. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Zealot (502) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I have a name for the second beer, XXIV
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  18. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    My name..."Contrary"
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  19. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    As for the name of the lambic, you used a good beer name in your description of it. Call it "Subtle Funk" Af for the beer you are calling "24", you have exposed it to everything you possibly could, I would call it "Unshrounded"
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  20. dunix

    dunix Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2011 Vermont

    It just so happens my first trip to CBC ever will be this Saturday. Going to try every beer I can :grinning:
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  21. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    EAT! haha
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  22. emannths

    emannths Initiate (187) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    I read the description of the beer formerly know as 24 and I think of the family dog: follows you around, in or out, hot or cold, wet or dry, curls up on your feet in the (barrel) cellar, and it still by your side 8 years later. So something like bowser, rex, lassie, fido, rover, etc.

    Alternatively, given that it's survived 8 years of hard "training" in all conditions, with only a little making the cut, a nod to the special forces, like SEAL Team CBC.
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  23. Omegajayy

    Omegajayy Initiate (0) May 11, 2005 Massachusetts

    Maybe "Golden Fleeced" for the golden LAMBic and since MIT is close by 4.9 squared (looks better in scientific notation) for "24". Either way, I look forward trying both and a few others. I will not be attempting to taste all twenty four. The 15th anniversary disabused me of attempting anything like that again :wink:
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  24. sfrank5000

    sfrank5000 Initiate (14) Mar 26, 2005 Massachusetts

    How about 'Smart Tart' for the lambic in honor of the intelligent people in the neighborhood, except call it 'Smaht Taht'?
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  25. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,380) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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    Hurray! I will be there, but not til the evening, so I hope there is some of the "24" for me to try.

    Regarding the name, after some thought, I suggest that you change the name from "24" to "3rd Stone from the Sun". :sunglasses:
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  26. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I will be there and really looking forward to the Golden Lambic and to see how ozymandias has aged as well.
  27. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Ozymandias was delicious at EBF (pretty sure I had it there), so it is aging just fine.

    Will, will beer be left Sunday through the week? It sucks I'm out of town this weekend, but would love to try the golden lambic and 24 (and all the others).
  28. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I am sure it aged great, I just can't wait to taste it again lol. There is usually plenty of beer left on Sunday and diminishes through the week.
  29. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Several of the special and vintage kegs will undoubtedly kick over the course of the day. We have about 100 gal of the (soon-to-be-no-longer-named-) 24 and 200 gal of the (see-previous-parentheses-)Golden Lambic though, so they'll both be on for a bit.

  30. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Thanks everybody for the fun and creative recommendations for beer names! Sometimes the words come before the melody, sometimes the music comes before the words.
  31. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Zealot (502) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Is the event somewhat family friendly? I was thinking of bringing my son along for a day in the city
  32. averagjoe3

    averagjoe3 Initiate (127) Jul 9, 2012 Connecticut
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    same here haha
  33. emannths

    emannths Initiate (187) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Yep. It'll probably be crowded, at least during prime times, but it has a very neighborhood-y vibe.
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  34. bostonbeans

    bostonbeans Initiate (171) Apr 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    There goes my Saturday.... 2010 Heather is all that was needed...
  35. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    RF In City for the cambic
    Fail Not for the O2 beer
  36. lostsurf24

    lostsurf24 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Are the names being announced soon?
  37. NTLOPE

    NTLOPE Initiate (30) Feb 1, 2002 Massachusetts

    Our two new beers, to be released in honor of our 24th Anniversary will be called "Mellow Gold," a barrel fermented American sour inspired by Belgian lambic, and "Shadows and Light," an 8-year long experiment in madeirization of beer. Read about them now, and come check them out on Saturday! http://cambridgebrewing.com/beer/seasonal/
    Thanks for all the great recommendations, you guys really gave us some great ideas!
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  38. Janeinma

    Janeinma Devotee (419) May 24, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I am suprised no one has mentioned this. The 2013 Run-Walk to Home Base will be happening on Saturday the 4th and will shut down parts of memorial drive and cause traffic congestion. You might want to consider this when thinking of how long it will take to get there and what parking will be like.
  39. DonFrap

    DonFrap Zealot (536) Feb 27, 2011 Massachusetts
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    A few members of our tasting group will be at CBC today. If you see a tall dude with a Boston strong shirt on come say hi.
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  40. SABERG

    SABERG Meyvn (1,316) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Very much looking forward to this.
    Coming from some live music to the event
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